Star Trek Into Darkness
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
It might not be up to the level of, say, Reversal of Fortune, but it's also far above your typical movie-of-the-week network filler.
| Original Score: 3/5
The story is interesting, the characters are interesting, and while never boring, the picture never greatly impresses nor has much in the way of insight.
| Original Score: 2/4
Playwright Phyllis Nagy's film directorial bow is an uneven affair.
The film was 'inspired' by Shana Alexander's book, but the tone comes straight out of the tabloids. This tone lies somewhere south of smugness but north of pure derision.
Another shrill, irritating performance from Annette Bening.